2 Simple Steps Towards Ensuring a Safer Classroom

Posted: January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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kids in classroomWith all the recent media attention on classroom security, many administrators are taking a hard look at what can be done quickly and economically to provide a more secure environment. Being in the telephone system and security business for many years, we have some cost effective solutions tailored primarily to the day care and elementary school segments but can be integrated into most any business application. These are our recommendations to prevent unwanted access to your premises and to react when there is potential for a crisis situation.

  1. Secure the doors. Installing a simple door phone and door lock would require all visitors to identify themselves prior to your allowing them access into your building or suite. The door phones and door lock relays can be independent of the telephone system but some can be integrated with the telephone system. This would allow the visitor to ring certain designated telephones on the system by simply pressing the call button on the door phone. A door lock release button can be programmed on the phone allowing your employees to “buzz them in” simply by pressing that key on their telephone. By adding an inexpensive analog video camera, your employees can get visual recognition of your visitor prior to allowing access. Most analog cameras can be viewed from a dedicated monitor or any computer on your network. 
  2. Provide 2 way communications to all classrooms. This can be accomplished by installing an inexpensive single line digital phone in every classroom. The speaker in the telephone can act as a de facto internal paging system. Besides having the ability to call any classroom individually, every phone has the capability to call all phones to relay an emergency situation. A dedicated key on the phone can be used to access your local E911 center.

Most installations can be done in one day with no disruption to your telephone service. Contact us at sales@selectteltech.com or call us at 815-282-5151 for more information.

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